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KOFIC to launch online film platform

System will register, distribute copyrighted films

SEOUL – The Korean Film Council will next month launch a government-supported online distributor to create an open platform for films on line.

The Korea Open Movie Exchange will be responsible for registering films on the Web from licensed copyright holders, and deliver them to service providers after scanning for copyright protection.  
 
In a conference held Tuesday, the council described the system as “an open market place” for online film distribution, saying the network will oversee everything from registration, copyright protection and record-keeping of total downloads. The network controller will also have the full authority to stop any service provider who refuse to comply to the copyright regulations.
 
KOME has already signed a deal and secured over 200 films from distributors including CJ Entertainment and Showbox. The site will officially launch on May 3.